A Caregiver Support Group Innovation Hits Its Stride

Sometimes a good talk with someone who understands helps relieve the stress of caregiving.  In fact, that is the basis of most support groups. 

Just pulling the chairs in a circle and sharing frustrations seems to work for many people.  Now a California caregiver support group has taken this simple approach to the next level by adding on another simple idea.  “Meet and Move” is a support group on the go — walking, talking and sharing.

Rather than sitting, the group hikes in scenic areas, and the exercise offers an added dimension of stress relief.  

The New York Times New Old Age Blog tells the story of “Meet and Move” and its enthusiastic participants, who say they are becoming better caregivers by also taking care of themselves.